Macedonia

Branko Gapo – Makedonska saga AKA A Macedonian Saga (1993)

The arrival of a young teacher, Damjan, in a Western Macedonian village disturbs the everyday routine of its multi-confessional residents. He is different from previous village teachers in many aspects. His youth, his life-style and his way with the students rouse the curiosity of the villagers. As a result, he becomes a welcome guest in many a village house. In one of them lives Dzemile, the very first girl he sees in the village and the sister of his newfound friend. He is attracted by the beautiful girl and begins to flirt with her, perhaps carelessly at first, disregarding the deeply patriarchal surrounding. A star-crossed love is born, doomed from the start. Their different religions do not spell a happy ending for the love affair, which is soon out in the open. Read More »

Zivorad ‘Zika’ Mitrovic – Solunskite Atentatori AKA The Assassins from Salonika (1961)

Content:
Wishing to draw the attention of world public opinion to the situation in Macedonia under Ottoman rule, a group of Macedonian-socialists, sons of wealthy merchants from Veles, who live and study in Salonica, and who are strongly influenced by Russian nihilist literature and the Geneva anarchists, decide in April 1903 to make a series of attacks on various business concerns in which foreign capital has been invested. The targets of the attacks are the French vessel “Guadalquivir”, the Ottoman Bank, the Electricity plant and the G. P. O. in Salonica. The achievement of their aims means death for the activists themselves. But they give up their lives willingly for a holy cause – the freedom of Macedonia. Read More »

Zivorad ‘Zika’ Mitrovic – Miss Stone (1958)

IMDB rating: 8.3 / 10
First color film made in Republic of Macedonia. Based on a true story.

At the turn of the century, Macedonia is under the administration of the Ottoman Empire. Macedonian freedom fighters, in order to raise money for their cause, kidnap an American Protestant missionary – MIss Stone – and demand ransom for her return.

Whilst among her kidnappers, Miss Stone, who originally set out to convert Macedonians to Protestantism, was herself converted to the Macedonain cause for national independence. After her release she returned to the US where she campaigned for the Macedonian cause. Too bad American public opinion at the time equated ‘ransom’ with the tactics of Chinese brigands who also kidnapped American missionaries. Read More »

Stole Popov – Gypsy Magic AKA Gipsy Magic (1997)

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In a Macedonian gypsy village local man meets an Indian UNPROFOR physician whom he sees as solution to all his troubles. Read More »

Stole Popov – Avstralija, Avstralija AKA Australia, Australia (1976)

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Movie from 1976, in duration of 82 minutes.
The movie is created in widescreen technique, with sound, in color and 35mm.
Production:
Vardar film – Skopje
Content:
The film reflects the life of the Macedonian emigrants and migrant workers in Australia. With their going away in far away countries and living abroad, some of them have succeed in socializing, but there are still some of them who always remain with the dilemma of returning in their native country. Through their personal retellings and the metaphor description of their whole way of living in the new surroundings, expressed in a mosaical cinemathographic way, one could get known with the hard work of the Macedonian emigrants; also, the education of their children, as well as the holly celebrations in the church, such as the baptizing, the weddings, but even the funerals either, as unavoidable part of human living. Read More »

Igor Ivanov Izi – Soba so pijano aka The Piano Room (2013)

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This is a fable about the destinies of the guests who stay in the room with the piano in the hotel that is up for sale. This room, that hides them from the hypocrisy of the world outside, is the only place where they can find some kind of fulfillment. Although far from similar, as representatives of completely different social and cultural groups, all share emptiness in their life. As the years pass like revolving doors, motives become frustrations, ambition and fantasy lead to ruin. Only the Maid, oblivious to the thwarted dreams that check in and out, seems to move forward. Read More »

Aco Petrovski – Dervishi (1955)

Movie from 1955, in duration of 11 minutes.
The movie is created in standard technique, with sound, in black and white

Content:
The film describes the religious rites of the dervishes, from the Moslem religious sect

“Rifai”. Read More »